Core Module Information
Module title: Building Surveying 2 (GA)

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08401
Module leader: Grant Sinclair
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Survey, sampling, testing and diagnosis of common defects.
Underground - foundation shrinkage and swelling; drainage systems.
Examination of causes of common failure in the external building envelope (foundations, walls, roof, windows, doors, etc.); finishes (internal and external); services.
External works deterioration.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Explain cause and effect of typical building defects
LO2: Knowledge and understanding of different types of testing and their limitations
LO3: identify structures/component failure and circumstances which contravene regulatory requirements and recommend appropriate action;
LO4: give examples of remedial action/works and appropriate strategies in various building types and their components including non traditional building techniques and drainage and damp repair.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Grant Sinclair
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 38
Other Work based learning 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 122
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 0 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 40 0 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV09106 Surveying 4 / BSV08401 Building Surveying 2